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# experience

Last month
December 2022
# experience
'He throws himself into everything' - McCarthy impresses Cullen in Thomond test
Leinster boss Leo Cullen wanted to see how the province’s young players would handle pressure situations against Munster.
Last year
2022
# experience
Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn start for Cheetahs against Emerging Ireland
The young Irish side look set for their toughest challenge yet in South Africa.
# experience
Leinster Rugby confirm appointment of Declan Darcy as performance coach
Darcy was a key member of Jim Gavin’s coaching team during a glittering era of success for the Dublin footballers.
# Depth
Ireland set to bring inexperienced squad on mini-tour of South Africa
Andy Farrell and co. are keen to keep building their depth ahead of the World Cup.
# On the Move
Ireland U21 wing-back Adaramola joins Coventry City on loan from Crystal Palace
The 18-year-old joins the Championship club on a season-long loan.
# next chapter
Ex-Ireland international Peat moves into coaching with Railway Union
The 41-year-old will also continue to play in the AIL.
# experience
England veteran given World Cup hope ahead of Barbarians clash
Danny Care will be 36 by the time of next year’s tournament.
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Tiernan O'Halloran signs up for 14th season with Connacht
The fullback has made over 200 appearances for the province.
# experience
'She's in the condition of her life' - Sene Naoupu returns for Ireland
Head coach Greg McWilliams is without 10 players who would likely have featured against England.
All time
# experience
'I doubt if I’ll ever watch football again when I retire' - Warnock
The 72-year-old Middlesbrough boss has equalled Dario Gradi’s 1,601 games as a professional manager.
# experience
Lions captain Murray 'leads by his actions' - O'Mahony
Peter O’Mahony on Conor Murray, and working with new faces in the Ireland squad.
# experience
Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.
# experience
'There's a plan behind it' - Farrell leaves Sexton, Healy, and Earls out this summer
The Ireland head coach has included 11 uncapped players for the July Tests.
# experience
'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour
The 35-year-old is hoping to be part of the trip to South Africa this summer.
# experience
'He can do everything' - Monye's praise for old roommate Earls
Former England winger Ugo Monye thinks the Ireland star doesn’t always get the credit he deserves.
# experience
'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony both agreed new deals this week.
# experience
Carlow hurlers add Kilkenny All-Ireland winner to management team
Chris Kealy, Joe Nolan and Pat Murphy have also been confirmed as Tom Mullally’s selectors.
# experience
Former Ireland captain Rory Best takes on 'mentoring role' with Ulster
The 38-year-old was with the Ulster A coaching team for Friday night’s win over Leinster.
# experience
Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.
# experience
'International rugby can’t wait for you. It makes you start fast'
Keith Earls feels Ireland need to find more composure with their attack.
# whistle blower
'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'
Irishman JP Doyle was made redundant by the RFU in England earlier this month.
# End of the road
'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years
Daniel St Ledger is retiring from inter-county football, his club Kildavin/Clonegal say.
# signings
Madigan and Mathewson are 'two quality additions' for Ulster
The 31-year-old out-half and 34-year-old scrum-half add depth to Dan McFarland’s squad.
# Nous
World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team
The 36-year-old will hang up his boots to move into coaching full-time.
# experience
Ulster confirm signing of former Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson
The 34-year-old New Zealander will join in July.
# experience
'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'
Jamie Heaslip on why Johnny Sexton was the right choice as Ireland captain, and the challenges facing Andy Farrell.
# experience
Kavanagh takes underage coaching role with Donegal
The 2012 All-Ireland winner retired from the inter-county game for a second time in 2017.
# experience
'I just keep going' - The 83-year-old who has spent a lifetime in Irish football
Tommy Harkin will be on the Finn Harps bench as they look to ensure their Premier Division survival tonight.
# Knowledge
'What is it they've experienced? Ireland's experience was not to win' - Hansen
The All Blacks boss pointed out that his team had experience of winning World Cup knock-out games.
# Caps
How experienced are Ireland compared to the other World Cup contenders?
We’ve tallied up the caps and average ages of the leading nations involved in Japan.
# Backroom
'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'
IRFU boss David Nucifora believes Munster can turn the loss of Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery into a positive.
# experience
Wales attack coach Rob Howley interviewed for Munster role
The 48-year-old would offer vast experience as an assistant to Johann van Graan.
# experience
Marmion misses out on Ireland's Italy trip but set for 150th Connacht game
Meanwhile, the province feel Jack Carty is ready for a possible Ireland debut.
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Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter
The 29-year-old second row has won 14 caps for Australia.
# experience
Europe's wildcard picks revealed as Bjorn finalises 12-man Ryder Cup team
Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson have been selected.
# experience
Ex-internationals drafted in for coaching roles with Ireland's underage teams
Kevin Doyle, Andy Reid, Richard Dunne, Colin Healy and Sean St Ledger have been signed up by the FAI.
# experience
'I left my friends’ Whatsapp group the week before the 2013 final thinking, 'I can’t have any distractions''
Dublin defender Jack McCaffrey has learned that taking a more relaxed approach helps him perform on the big days.
# experience
Premier League newcomers Wolves sign Portugal international with over 100 caps
Joao Moutinho has signed for a reported £5 million from Monaco.
# experience
LPGA star Lincicome holes out with eagle for -1 second round but misses cut on PGA debut
The two-time major winner played the men’s event as a sponsor’s exemption, and enjoyed a 116-yard eagle in an impressive second round.
# Ireland's Past
Women never released into society and strategic deceit of illegal adoptions: 'We can't forget'
A collaborative forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes has been announced.